Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
, the bookstore, go out of business. largely because of competition with amazon. >> reporter: based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-'90s to sell books online. and for years made no profit. but it soon became clear that founder jeff bezos and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, jewelry, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though bezos declined our request for an interview, he recently told "fortune" magazine's andy serwer -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. is there someone doing some element better than we? if so, how do we improve? >> online shopping is still only 10% of total retail. >> reporter: meaning amazon in all likelihood is just getting started. ben stein told me recently he has never seen a company dominate a market quite the way amazon is right now. this is a huge, huge story this holiday season. the big question,
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
146 same-sex couples got married at seattle's city hall, the first day they could legally marry in that state. washington state voters passed same-sex marriage last month. >> i feel so good. i couldn't be happier. it's such a special day for us you, the state and for all of the other couples. >>> nine states allow couples to marry. the supreme court could provide the sweeping ruling that could end the bans on the other states. we should hear their decision about in about six months. >>> former los angeles official who claimed a spinal tumor was to blame for his child pornography addiction will be sentenced. afred abrams will be sentenced for distributing sexually explicit image as. prosecutors want him sense -- sentenced to more than eight years. he said a made his personality altered and he downloaded pornography. >>> a new report from new zealand blames bad construction for the high death toll from a major earthquake in new england. 150 people died when an office building collapsed last year. a government report determined that building was badly damaged. it never should have
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
coffee co. in seattle. to save hundreds of jobs and to give back to seattle and be a larger part of the economic growth and fabric of the community. could he be any more-dreamy? >> kate windslett is now officially off the market. she only held a small ceremony. and she'd say is that the spokesperson says the r&b singer is halnow engaged as the soon-to-be husband and wife. >> we'll be right back here on >> good morning, some stores that we're watching there are two people dead after falling off of their boat at the golden gate bridge. also at the hong burble. the navy will pass and face of -- at the navy bowl. >> yes, we are going to talk about that very controversial and popular movie les miserable and indi arie was a ghost singer for even a joan crawford and lived to tell about it. >> and let us take a live look outside from our roof cam. this beautiful shot and here is janu with your forecast. >> thank-you, reggie. you can see if cloudy conditions and also dealing with lingering sparkles but it is going to taper off. 50s tonight and we are expecting to clear so expect another c
Dec 10, 2012 2:05am EST
, scattered showers around seattle. >> mostly 40s in the northwest. just 11 degrees in fargo. 12 in the twin city. dallas hits 48. 60s from new orleans up to boston. >>> well, as jews celebrate chanukah, the menorah was lit. >> the festival of light started saturday night. runs for eight days. jimmy carter attended the first menorah lighting in 1979. >> see how big that is? >> quite a menorah. should be. our national one. >> coming up a christmas coincidence. how a man married into the family of santa claus. >> a great story. want to see this one. first, a devastating disease. now the same technology toed to help heart patients, offering hope with people with alzheimers. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex fast max liquid and caplet. we put a week's worth of bad odors in a home. some aerosols may just mix with them. can febreze really remove them? we asked real people what they thought. take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. some kind of flower maybe? remove the blindfold... awww, oh yuck!
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am PST
francisco and seattle with rain. by monday, the west coast clears out. but here's the little interesting nugget that could happen. on monday, watch what happens here in the gulf. moisture comes up from the gulf, an area of low pressure develops. this is the deep south. birmingham to new orleans to atlanta, could be a wet christmas. rain, not a white one. then we could see this area of low pressure develop, and it's from tuesday to thursday in the mid-atlantic and northeast, we could be looking at another storm. we'll have to keep our eyes on that model. forecast, though, for today, pretty blustery. watching us from the northeast, new york city could see a few snow showers coming down. but the winds are pretty strong. so it's pretty chilly. so some snow in western great lakes. of course, we're seeing that, the lake-effect snow guns firing off. another wet day on the west coast, randi, from seattle to san francisco. another tough travel day there. but this is the end of the line. things begin to clear out. the balance of the country is cold and driempt ay. and the eastern section is windy.
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
its way on shore across the west coast. lighter showers in seattle, heavier rain back into californiant >> well the snow's getting a little bit of a late start. once it getses here, we think this is what it will be. a dusting to 2 inches around the city. 2 to 4 inches north and west. >> that is your latest forecast. erica? >> thanks. >>> still to come, from the queen's diamond jubilee to news of an heir on the way, we'll look at quite an eventful you're for the royal family. >>> next, do you ever wonder where that christmas gift you returned really ends up? we'll show you. ( ♪ ) for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the days when you get a sudden call from the school, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. when you have children's motrin on hand, you're ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer than children's motrin. be ready with children's motrin. [ ding! ] losing your chex mix too easily? time to deploy the boring-potato chip decoy bag. then no one will want to ste